Music, Benefits


Resource Center For Nonviolence
Fri Oct 19 7pm Ages: family friendly
Bob Reid & Judi Jaeger co-creator of the Rise Up Singing Songbooks will be joined by locals Aileen Vance with bassist/vocalist Mary Witt. Annie Patterson

About RISE UP & RISE AGAIN Sing Along CONCERT benefit

Sing out to build hope, community and resilience in these challenging times! Join us for a RISE UP and RISE AGAIN Sing Along CONCERT that benefits the Resource Center for Nonviolence! Friday, October 19, 7PM at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. All ages welcome. Annie Patterson, co-creator of the Rise Up Singing Songbooks, will be joined by locals Aileen Vance, Bob Reid and Judi Jaeger, with bassist/vocalist Mary Witt. Family-friendly! Suggested Donation: adults $20, Students/low income $10, Kids free. No one turned away for lack of funds: pay what you are able to at the door or buy in advance online. Sponsored by RCNV, SC Peace Chorale, Gourd Music, Community Music School, and Musical Me/Music Together. More info: 831-423-1626,, or email [email protected]

This will be a great opportunity to support this important organization working hard for peace & social justice.

Annie has often toured the West Coast with her husband Peter Blood, leading sing-along concerts out of their songbooks and accompanying herself on guitar and old timey banjo. She is also a vocalist with the swing band Girls From Mars. She just released a new jazz/blues EP called “Make Your Move“.

Annie will be joined by her friend and musical collaborator Mary Witt for a tour of the Bay area. Mary is known for her sultry vocals and groove bass playing with the New England swing and soul band, The O-Tones.

Annie and Mary draw on their love of folk, Americana, jazz and Motown when they perform as a duet and have collaborated on other musical projects together, as well. Annie sings 2 songs with Mary on her recent “Duets” album and Mary is the producer of Annie’s first solo jazz EP, Make Your Move, due out Sept 1st. Mary’s grooving bass, vocals and fantastic harmonies are a wonderful addition to any Rise Up Singing singalong concert that Annie leads.
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